Paving a path to the polls: Overcoming Process Barriers through Student Voter Education
Date & Time
Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Process barriers prevented 46 percent of surveyed registered voters from voting in 2016, indicating a need for voter education on the practical steps of casting a ballot. In anticipation of the 2020 election, this session will look at common process barriers faced by students and promising practices for navigating these barriers from the University of San Francisco and the TurboVote higher education community. We will then dialogue about unique campus process barriers and develop ideas for campus-specific voter education opportunities. We will explore questions such as: What are some voter engagement process challenges and opportunities you face? How do you institutionalize voting and create effective opportunities for students to address process barriers? Who will you recruit as partners, and how?
Learning outcomes:
  • Participants will better understand the process barriers associated with low youth voter turnout
  • Participants will learn digital and in-person tactics to help students navigate process barriers
  • Participants will develop plans to educate students on the voting process prior to casting a ballot
Location Name
Full Address
Hyatt Regency Seattle
808 Howell St
Seattle, WA 98101
United States
Session Type
Small breakout